Evaluating “The Design Turn”

2013 EENP Forum

Day 2: Sept 23, 2013 • 3:45pm • Wright Hall Small Conference Room

By Howard Silverman

I will problematize “the design turn” in order to open up a conversation about its underlying assumptions and, more specifically, about the evaluation of projects recognized in design exhibitions such as the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s “Design with the Other 90%: CITIES.”

Howard Silverman is partner in the scenarios, research, and design consultancy Pattern Labs. He teaches systems thinking in the Collaborative Design MFA program at Pacific Northwest College of Art.


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